Saturday, May 21, 2011

Room Mom Gifts

We had some great room moms and volunteers this school year! We wanted to show them our appreciation and decided to give them a little heart felt gift. In the past, I have given my room mom a canvas tote bag and I decorated it by using the student's thumb prints to make butterflies, bumble bees, and lady bugs. This year I decided to use flesh colored paint and use sharpies to add each child's eye color and hair color. I also added glasses or freckles if the child had either. I tried to put some of the girls hair styles as pony tails. Each student's name is under their thumb print. We are having our class end of the year party on Monday and we plan to give our gifts to our room moms then. Only 4 more days of school with our kinders and then one work day and then it is time for our annual BEACH trip!! Woo hoo!!


  1. So I'll be starting my 3rd year teaching next year and although I teach in a Title 1 school, I would really like to try and get more parent involvement in the classroom. I was thinking about trying to see if I could get a room mom for next year, but have no idea where to start for that. Do you send a letter home explaining what a room mom does? I would appreciate any advice you can give me! =)


  2. What a great way to say thank you! As a retired educator I know the importance of parent and volunteer involvement! You two work so well together! And enjoy your beach trip! Well deserved!

  3. Jessica, we send a letter home at the beginning of the year that asks parents what they could do to help in the classroom. We give options to check such as cutting out things, reading to the class, putting together books, etc. We also put "room mom" on the list. Mainly, a room mom organizes class parties by calling other parents or sending home notes. We go by the lists that everyone sends back and use it through out the year to asks those parents that sent it back for help.
    Thank you so much Jan!! We appreciate your kind words!

  4. Too cute!! I bet the kids have loved looking at it!
    F is For First Grade

  5. I love this!!! What a cute idea for my student teacher also.